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Календарь литературных преследований- a Kommersant Daily Project!

I was reading today Kommersant newspaper about the tragic death/ assassination of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. I was thinking about the political assassinations that are practiced world-wide to advocate particular agenda and to stifle and extinguish the agenda that was perceived as the ideologically opposing. While I was scouring the pages of Kommersant, by accident, I stumbled upon the project called, "Календарь литературных преследований or the Calendar of the Literary persecutions." The project is about the prominent Russian literary figures that were either persecuted or purged over.

The project merits a special attention for those like myself who are currently on the way of discovering the beauty of Russian literature. I think like the history of every nation state Russia also has her nuances.

Cfp: On Strangeness and the Factory of Life: Viktor Shklovsky Then and Now.

On Strangeness and the Factory of Life: Viktor Shklovsky Then and Now Friday, February 27, 2015
1512 IAB Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University's Department of Slavic Languages for a one-day international conference that will explore Viktor Shklovsky’s intellectual legacy. In the 1910s and against the background of cataclysmic political events, Shklovsky articulated a theory of art under the rubric of “making strange” that has proven remarkably influential in later thinking about the intersection of art and politics. Almost a hundred years after Shklovsky’s first publications, this conference will assess his vast contributions to literary history and theory, cinema and media studies, as well as his wider role in the politics and culture of the last century. Conference organizer: Rad Borislavov, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Department of Slavic Languages. Session 1: Viktor Shklo…

George F. Kennan Fellowship!

Application Deadline:  Mar 01, 2015
The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
George F. Kennan Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies. Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State De…

3rd International Summer Institute of Belarusian Studies!

Dr. Maria Paula Survilla, Executive Director of the Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Center’s 3rd International Summer Institute of Belarusian Studies from July 3-31, 2015.
The program, co-sponsored by the Belarusian Historical Society (Bialystok, Poland), will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnówka, located in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland’s large ethnic Belarusian population—an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history, society, and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the EU. Ambassador (retired) David H. Swartz will serve as the summer school’s Program Director. Amb. Swartz was the first U.S. ambassador to Belarus. His career also included service as Dean of the School of…

The 2015 US National Security Strategy Published!

The 2015 National Security Strategy can be found here:
Fact Sheet: The 2015 National Security Strategy
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Cfp: Medical Anthropology: Issues, Methods, and Research Fields, Moscow, Russia.

Association of Medical Anthropologists of Russia, together with Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry are going to hold

The third Russian interdisciplinary symposium:

Medical Anthropology: Issues, Methods, and Research Fields
June, 28-30, 2015

The language of the conference is Russian, although foreign speakers will be provided with translation services if needed.

Our goal is to unite and provide space for communication between Russian and foreign specialists (anthropologists, sociologists, medical doctors, philosophers) doing research in the field of Medical Anthropology. For this reason we are suggesting a wide range of topics for discussion:

- Medical Anthropology as a scientific discipline: theoretic and methodological ori-entations (medical ecology, narrative approach, interpretative approach, political economy of health, STS, etc.);
- Medical Anthropology in the system of educati…

Премия имени Павла Романова! The Pavel Romanov Prize!

Премия имени Павла Романова
В память об интеллектуальном вкладе известного российского социолога Павла Васильевича Романова«Журнал исследований социальной политики»  инициирует Международный конкурс научных статей «Премия имени Павла Романова».

К рассмотрению принимаются ранее не публиковавшиеся рукописи, в которых развиваются теоретические и методологические идеи Павла Романова и/или близкие направления исследований.

Павел Васильевич Романов (1964–2014) – социолог и социальный антрополог, профессор НИУ «Высшая школа экономики», основатель и первый главный редактор «Журнала исследований социальной политики», директор «Центра социальной политики и гендерных исследований». Он посвятил свою научную карьеру изучению социальной политики, социальных проблем, организаций и профессий. Результаты исследований, методологические и теоретические наработки отражены в публикациях П.В. Романова – монографиях, статьях, выпущенных под его редакцией книгах. Многие коллеги и ученики Павла В…

Cfp: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies.

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies is an online international social sciences journal devoted to the armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. The journal's focus is the comparative and multi-disciplinary study of the structures and forces that make up the security systems, administrations and institutions employing armed personnel in all the Republics of the Former Soviet Union. Editorial Board: Eden Cole (UK), Anna Colin Lebedev (FR), Natalya Danilova (UK), Françoise Daucé (FR), Gilles Favarel-Garrigues (FR), Anne Le Huérou (FR), Erica Marat (USA), Amandine Regamey (FR), Brandon Schetchter (USA), Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (FR - Founder & Chief Editor). Call for contributors - Issue 17 (Autumn 2015) - "Women in Arms: from the Russian Empire to Post-Soviet States"Extended Deadline: End of April 2015Issue Editors: Amandine Regamey, Brandon Schechter, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski.

The military has never been an male-exc…

Call for Applications! 2015 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

Call for Applications! 2015 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 15 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).
The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.
For further information and to apply, please see the REEEC SRL website. For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine r…

Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites.

Applications are currently being accepted for Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites. This NEH Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities will take place over two consecutive summers. In 2015, participants will gather at UMass Amherst from June 22 – 28 to discuss key issues and challenges facing scholars working with 3D content with an emphasis on the end user experience, and define research questions that they will explore in the subsequent academic year. In 2016, participants will present their findings at a three-day symposium to be held at UCLA from June 20-23. Submissions are encouraged from scholars with research or teaching projects that would benefit from advanced discussion of theoretical issues related to 3D content; in-service educators interested in pedagogical applications for 3D content across humanities disciplines and grade levels; library, museum, and publishing professionals investigating…

A new initiative at the American Antiquarian Society!

The American Antiquarian Society is launching a new initiative with a conference and workshop to explore critical, historical, and practical challenges of archival research and access, offering project-based development and discussion focused on the AAS’s unparalleled holdings in pre-1876 books, manuscripts, newspapers, and graphic arts. The conference from May 29-30, 2015 will open up questions related to digitization, cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of digital tools and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying needs and opportunities in the development of critical bibliography appropriate to 21st-century tools. Leaders in book history, curators and librarians from university and independent research libraries, and innovators in the digital humanities will convene in Worcester to exchange ideas about the past, present, and future of historical information literacy and the archive. The conference has been organized by Thomas Augst and…

Cfp: Open Repositories 2015 Conference.

Open Repositories 2015 Conference Proposals Call

Indianapolis, United States. The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories (@OR2015Indy and #or2015) has been extended until Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The conference is scheduled to take place June 8-11 in Indianapolis and is being hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library and Virginia Tech University Libraries.

The theme this year is "LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS". You may review the call for proposals here: .

Submit your proposal here: by 6 February 2015

A postdoctoral fellowship in Serbian Studies!

The East Central European Center of Columbia University invites applications for a new postdoctoral research scholar position, with teaching, in Serbian Studies (Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Political Science, Anthropology, and Sociology).  This position is for one semester of the academic year 2015-16, either Fall (September 1-December 31) or Spring (January 15-May 15).   This position is made possible by the generous support of the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Studies.

For more information: